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Newspaper Research Journal is a refereed journal published quarterly that focuses on topics of interest to journalism and mass communication students, scholars and media professionals.
NRJ comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. Significant themes of research range from balance and fairness to the use of computer analysis in newspaper reporting.
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Thursday, April 29 2010 @ 03:49 PM CDT
The second issue of volume 31 was in the mail at the end of April. Here are the headlines from Spring 2010:
- "Sports Reporters’ Attitudes About Ethics Vary Based on Beat,"
by Marie Hardin and Bu Zhong
- "Gender Diversity Absent In Expert Sources for Elections,"
by Eric Freedman, Frederick Fico and Megan Durisin
- "Citizen Journalism Web Sites Complement Newspapers,"
by Stephen Lacy, Margaret Duffy, Daniel Riffe, Esther Thorson and Ken Fleming
- "Newspapers Use Three Frames To Cover Alternative Energy,"
by Michel M. Haigh
Wednesday, March 03 2010 @ 01:15 PM CST
The first issue of volume 31 was delivered in March. Here are the headlines from Winter 2010:
- "Newspapers Offer More News Than Do Online Sites,"
by Scott Maier
- "Readers Use Black Newspapers for Health/Cancer Information,"
by Maria E. Len-Rios, Elisia L. Cohen, and Charlene A. Caburnary
- "Ombudsman Venture Began at Old New York World,"
by Neil Nemeth
- "Understanding of Health Risks Aided by Graphics with Text,"
by Babara M. Miller and Brooke Barnett
- "Need for Speed onto Internet Clashes with Journalistic Values,"
by Scott Reinardy
- "Study Examines Unnamed Source Policies at The Washington Post,"
by Michael W. Sheehy
Thursday, November 12 2009 @ 03:53 PM CST
The fourth issue of volume 30 was delivered in November. Here are the headlines from Fall 2009:
- "News Coverage of Patriot Act Focuses on Individual Liberty,"
by Weimin Chang and Ralph Izard
- "Newspaper Survey Suggests TV Partnership in Jeopardy,"
by Larry Dailey, Lori Demo and Mary Spillman
- "Use of Online Newspaper Sites Lags Behind Print Editions,"
by Hsiang Iris Chyi and Seth C. Lewis
- "Anonymous Sources Harm Credibility of All Stories,"
by Miglena Mantcheva Sternadori and Esther Thorson
- "Media Literacy Training Reduces Perception of Bias,"
by Emily K. Vraga, Melissa Tully and Hernando Rojasg
Tuesday, September 15 2009 @ 12:48 PM CDT
The third issue of volume 30 was delivered in July. Here are the headlines from Summer 2009:
- "Study Explores Audience's Views on Environmental News,"
by Daniel Riffe and Tom Hrach
- "Bioethicists as Expert Sources In Science/Medical Reporting,"
by Marjorie Kruvand
- "Female Journalists More Likely to Leave Newspapers,"
by Scott Reinardy
- "Growth of Multimedia Not Extensive at Newspapers,"
by John Russial
- "High School Journalism, Academic Performance Correlate,"
by Jack Dvorak and Changchee Choi
- "Number of Corrections Increase at Two National Newspapers"
by Neil Nemeth and Craig Sanders
Monday, September 07 2009 @ 08:33 PM CDT
The rapid changes in the newspaper industry have turned more focus in recent years to what appears to be one of the more stable branches of the newspaper business—small-circulation daily and weekly newspapers generally referred to as “community newspapers.” In light of these developments, the Newspaper Research Journal is accepting research articles and conceptual/theoretical essays that will shed light on “The Future of Community Newspapers” for a special issue of NRJ scheduled for the winter 2011 issue.
This call is for articles that provide insights into the modern role of community newspapers, as well as suggestions that would help community newspapers to adapt to the changing marketplace. Both social-scientific and cultural/critical approaches will be considered, as will mixed-methods approaches. Preference will be given to articles that draw upon and advance media theory, although insightful non-theoretical, descriptive studies will be considered.
Submissions will undergo NRJ’s usual peer-review process, and must be original research that is not under review with any other publication (although modified conference papers will be considered). NRJ’s published guidelines regarding length, citation style, and formatting of tabular material will apply.
The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 2009. Submissions should be sent as Microsoft Word files to guest editor Bill Reader of Ohio University. E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 04 2009 @ 02:49 PM CDT
The second issue of volume 30 was delivered in May. Here are the headlines from Spring 2009:
- "Copy Editing Not Great Priority for Online Stories,"
by John Russial
- "An Analysis of Slogans Used to 'Sell the News',"
by Salma Ghanem and Kimberly Selber
- "Newspaper Managers Report Positive Attitudes about Blogs,"
by Brad Schultz and Mary Lou Sheffer
- "How to Report Quantitative Information in News Stories,"
by Coy Callison, Rhonda Gibson and Dolf Zillmann
- "Benefits Dominate Coverage of Vision Corrective Surgery,"
by Seok Kang
- "Rating Citizen Journalists Versus Pros: Editors' Views,"
by Seungahn Nah and Deborah Chung
- "Papers Endorse Republicans in Nearly 60 Percent of Races,"
by Mark D. Ludwig
Wednesday, April 15 2009 @ 01:26 PM CDT
The first issue of volume 30 was delivered in March. Here are the headlines from Winter 2009:
- "Coverage of Katrina in Local, Regional, National Newspapers,"
by Roxanne K. Dill and H. Denis Wu
- "Comparing Types of Sources in Coverage of Katrina, Rita',"
by Maria Fontenot, Kris Boyle, and Amanda H. Gallagher
- "Katrina Coverage in Black Newspapers Critical of Government, Mainstream Media,"
by Mark K. Dolan, John H. Sonnett and Kirk A. Johnson
- "Community Newspapers Emerged to Serve Needs of Pass Christian Citizens,"
by Lawrence Strout
- "Comparing Visual Framing in Newspapers: Hurricane Katrina Versus Tsunami,"
by Porismita Borah
- "Sports Reporters Divided Over Concerns about Title IX,"
by Marie Hardin and Erin Whiteside
- "How Readers Perceive Journalists' Functions at Online Community Newspapers,"
by Deborah S. Chung
Wednesday, January 28 2009 @ 02:03 PM CST
The fourth issue of volume 29 was delivered in January. Here are the headlines from Fall 2008:
- "College Newspaper Staffing Fails to Reach Racial Parity,"
by Marie Hardin and Ashley Sims
- "Attitudes Differ for Online Reporting Versus Editorials,"
by Stephen Siff, Tomas J. Hrach and Stan Alost
- "Where Young Adults Intend to Get News in Five Years,"
by Seth C. Lewis
- "Newspaper Political Blogs Generate Little Interaction,"
by Larry Dailey, Lori Demo and Mary Spillman
- "Newspaper Reporters' Perception of City Government Coverage in 1997, 2007,"
by Stephen Lacy, Charles St. Cyr and Miron Varouhakis
- "Content in Publicly, Privately Owned Newspapers More Alike Than Different,"
by Randal A. Beam
- "Industry Guidance Could Help J-Programs Prepare Print Majors for Convergence,"
by Jennifer Wood Adams
Thursday, October 09 2008 @ 01:10 PM CDT
The third issue of volume 29 was delivered in August. Here are the headlines from Summer 2008:
- "How Newspaper Readership Affects Political Participation,"
by Tien-Tsung Lee and Lu Wei
- "Foreign News Stories More Likely To Include Unnamed Sources,"
by Michael Sheehy
- "Study Examines Stereotypes In Two National Newspapers,"
by Edward M. Kian
- "Newspapers Focus on Conflict In Stem Cell Coverage,"
by Nicole Smith Dahmen
- "Newspapers Get High Marks On Environmental Report Card,"
by Daniel Riffe and Daniel Reimold
- "U.S., Chinese Newspapers Frame Iraq War Differently,"
by Jin Yang
- "Narrative Storytelling: Putting the Story Back In Hard News to Engage Young Audiences,"
by Amy Zerba
Thursday, August 07 2008 @ 11:26 AM CDT
30th Anniversary Celebration held at 2008 AEJMC Convention
AEJMC members recently gathered in Chicago for the annual AEJMC Convention. The Newspaper Division was celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Newspaper Research Journal. A time line poster, featuring significant Journal events as well as photos of former and current editors, was unveiled at a reception on August 8.
A copy of the poster is available here for you to view, download and print to keep for yourself.